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Apple Fails In Bid For Sales Ban Against Samsung – RTT News


Times of India

Apple Fails In Bid For Sales Ban Against Samsung
RTT News
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh Wednesday rejected Apple Inc.'s (AAPL: Quote) attempt for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. (MSN.L,SSNNF.OB,SSNLF.OB) from selling products that infringe on the U.S. technology giant's certain …
Apple loses bid for Samsung US sales ban after patent winLivemint
Koh Rejects Apple's Latest Bid for Sales BanThe Recorder
Apple once again denied US sales ban on patent-infringing Samsung devicesAppAdvice
Reuters -KDramaStars -CNET
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 4:41 am

IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries – MarketWatch


Economic Times

IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries
MarketWatch
NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced significant advances in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously …
IBM's Watson Starts New Career Crunching Data for ScienceLiveScience.com
IBM's Watson Goes From Jeopardy Player to Scientist Used by J&JBusinessweek
IBM's Watson: Can it improve returns on R&D?ZDNet
PCWorld -VentureBeat -NDTV
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 4:02 am

Scientists catch Death Valley’s sailing stones in action – ModVive


ModVive

Scientists catch Death Valley's sailing stones in action
ModVive
California's Death Valley National Park is home to the elusive and awe-inspiring “sailing stones”. It is there that heavy stones seem to move across the dry lake bed known as Racetrack Playa, the only evidence of their movement being the trails left behind in …
Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death ValleyCNET
Mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones finally solvedScience Recorder
Aliens not Responsible for Mysterious Sailing StonesPNC Voice
Delhi Daily News -KCBX -Latinos Health
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:54 am

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 too – Sydney Morning Herald


Telegraph.co.uk

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 too
Sydney Morning Herald
Apple's first smartwatch – dubbed the iWatch – may be unveiled as soon as next month alongside the much-anticipated iPhone 6. Technology news site Re/code has reported the tech giant will announce a brand new wearable device on September 9.
Apple's iWatch is definitely launching on 9 September: reportFirstpost
Apple to Unveil 'iWatch' on September 9: ReportNDTV
Apple could unwrap iWatch in September: reportHerald Sun
San Jose Mercury News -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 2:35 am

To Study Evolution, Scientists Raise Fish That ‘Walk’ – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

To Study Evolution, Scientists Raise Fish That 'Walk'
NBCNews.com
An unusual species of fish that can walk and breathe air shows that these animals may be more capable of adapting to life on land than previously thought, researchers say. The new findings may help explain how the ancient fish ancestors of humans …
This fish walks better when it's raised on land, study findsLos Angeles Times
Walking Fish May Offer Clues About EvolutionPNC Voice
Dragon fish experiment could shed light on shift from fish to four legsChristian Science Monitor
iStreet Research -Gizmodo -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 12:14 am

Curiosity roves onward after canceled attempt at drilling on unstable rock – Tech Times


Fox News

Curiosity roves onward after canceled attempt at drilling on unstable rock
Tech Times
Mars mission controllers decide against drilling of rock considered as science target for Curiosity rover. In preliminary test the rock showed signs of being unstable, they say. (Photo : JPL/NASA). The science team behind NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars says it …
NASA's robot army to explore other planetsTimes of India
Curiosity Resumes Driving Towards Mount Sharp, Cancels Drilling Potential Austrian Tribune

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:27 pm

Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology – Eureka! Science News


Washington University in St. Louis News

Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology
Eureka! Science News
Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found that these species have a number of key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry. The findings, appearing Aug. 28, 2014, in the journal Nature, offer insights into …
ENCODE, modENCODE Data Reveal Conserved Regulatory Features Across GenomeWeb
Scientists map the 'editing marks' on fly, worm, human genomesWashington University in St. Louis News

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:10 pm

Climate change poses growing health threat – News24


CTV News

Climate change poses growing health threat
News24
Geneva – Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease. "Climate change is no longer only an environmental …
Climate change impacts 'might already be considered dangerous'CBC.ca

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 8:21 pm

All About the Pacific Ocean’s Newest SUB: Supersonic Underwater Bullshit – VICE News


VICE News

All About the Pacific Ocean's Newest SUB: Supersonic Underwater Bullshit
VICE News
China's Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Laboratory has made a breakthrough in supercavitation technology that could lead to significant advances in everything from maritime shipping to naval warfare. It has also led to utterly …

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 7:14 pm

Rosetta space probe scopes out landing zone on comet – CBS News


CBS News

Rosetta space probe scopes out landing zone on comet
CBS News
A European space probe is due to land on a comet in November, and now scientists have identified five sites where it could touch down. If successful, the touchdown of the Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander on the target Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko …
Scientists reveal shortlist for comet landingSpaceflight Now
Search for Rosetta's Philae landing site narrowsSpaceFlight Insider
How to land on a comet as it hurls through spacePBS NewsHour
Nature World News -Space Daily -Nanowerk
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 12:14 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe – source

Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends the unveil event of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in New YorkBy Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company. It is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO in February, will meet with any Chinese government representatives as part of his visit, or try to resolve issues with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), one of China's antitrust regulators.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 12:33 am

FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks

JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New YorkFederal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. "We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions," FBI spokesman Joshua Campbell said in a statement late on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co was the victim of a recent cyber attack, according to two people familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:36 am

U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung

Picture illustration of Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 taken in SeoulApple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, on Wednesday denied Apple's request to stop Samsung from selling infringing features on its smartphones related to those patents. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:24 pm

Mega-IPO to rekindle the ‘bromance’ behind Alibaba’s rise

Son attends a news conference in TokyoBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. Son, CEO of Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp, also put money into a young Yahoo Inc, co-founded by Jerry Yang, in 1995, and Yahoo's subsequent investment in Alibaba saw Ma, Son and Yang build Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [IPO-BABA.N] into one of world's biggest internet companies as China's e-commerce market took off.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:18 pm

Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO

People play in a hall inside Alibaba's headquarters in HangzhouAlibaba Group Holding Ltd's [IPO-BABA.N] revenue accelerated in the second quarter on strong gains in its mobile business, providing investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut. Alibaba, whose IPO could be the largest ever by a technology company, said mobile revenue was roughly a third of its total transaction volume in the three months ended June 30, up from 27.4 percent in the first three months of the year. Revenue in the second quarter increased 46 percent year-on-year to $2.54 billion, a faster pace than the 38.7 percent revenue growth that Alibaba posted in the first quarter. Net income attributable to Alibaba's ordinary shareholders nearly tripled to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share, in the quarter.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:24 pm

IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs

Visitors walk past the IBM booth at the 9th China International Software Product & Information Service Expo in NanjingBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research. The computer system, Watson Discovery Advisor, understands chemical compound interaction and human language and can visually map out connections in data, the company said in a statement. Some researchers and scientists have already been using Watson Discovery Advisor to sift through the sludge of scientific papers published daily. Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company is working with Watson to identify alternate uses for existing drugs.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 1:03 am

Water-powered phone chargers are coming to downtown Seoul

Water-powered phone chargers are coming to downtown Seoul

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 4:26 am

Heat Seek temperature monitors want to keep NYC tenants warm, bring scummy landlords to justice

Heat Seek temperature monitors want to keep NYC tenants warm, bring scummy landlords to justice

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:29 am

Samsung’s latest wearable is a vibrating necklace that plays music

Samsung's latest wearable is a vibrating necklace that plays musicAlongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung today announced the Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can pair with your smartphone and vibrate to alert you to calls and notifications. Samsung says Gear Circle users can also use the wearable device's Bluetooth connection to listen to music on their smartphone, or issue voice commands. When not in use, the new earphones can either be stuffed away in your pocket, or worn proudly around your neck: the device has a metal clasp that means the Gear Circle can double as an impromptu necklace. Samsung has shown the Gear Circle in three colors so far — black, blue, and white — and said that the device will start rolling out to global markets in October.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 3:02 am

Alibaba’s revenue growth surges in latest quarter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba’s quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world’s largest IPOs.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 2:31 am